Friday, April 12, 2013

Coming up on 6 Months Post Op

First of all, Sorry for the lack of posting!  I know some of you have been curious about Iain's health these last 6 months.

On Wednesday April 17th, we will celebrate 6 months since Iain's Open Heart Surgery!!

Iain is doing SO WELL!!  He is now 8 months old.  He is growing and developing.  His personality is bubbly, friendly and outgoing.  He loves people, he loves smiling and he's a bit of a flirt!  He is doing the "army crawl" and moves rather quickly!  He sits up, but does not get himself into a sitting position   He laughs, giggles and "talks".  He's eating solids and moving onto table foods now.

He loves playing with his sisters, more than anything else.

He had an appointment the past Monday with his cardiologist, Dr. Consevage.  Things are looking good.  Iain still has some stenosis (blocking blood flow to the lungs) which to my understanding is pretty normal with  Iain's type of ToF repair.

Our Dr. isn't confident that this will be Iain's only surgery, because only time will truly tell.

That being said, while we pray and hope that this was his one and only open heart surgery, Tim and I are somewhat prepared for the idea of future surgeries.  But, that possibility is years away.

Iain has a 9 month check up at the end of this month, so we can see where he is at for weight and height.  Since his activity started, he's thinned out some.  We need to make sure he's a healthy weight, as it's normal for heart babies to be underweight.  BUT, I don't think we have anything to worry about there.  HE IS AN EATER!  He loves solids.  More than Nora or Elise ever did!  He would eat and eat and eat, until he gets sick!!!

We continue to be thankful for all Hershey Med and Moffit has done for Iain.  There is and will always be a special place in our hearts for both.  We hope to get involved in the local heart groups here, in the coming year.

Thanks for all your prayers, support and love for Iain!

Here is a video from early March.  Iain is just starting to rock on all fours.

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